Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips has been touring the riding over the weekend. He included a stop in Kenora to talk about water conservation and phosphorous reductions Lake of the Woods.

"Minnesota has come out with a target of about 18.4 per cent. There's some good science, but this will involve some conversation," Phillips said.

He joined Kenora-Rainy River member Greg Rickford for the meeting with members of the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association. 

"To have Minister Phillips not just here in Kenora-Rainy River, but sitting and listening to them and understanding the scope and the level of commitment," said Rickford.

The two ministers also took time to visit Grassy Narrows Friday. Rickford is also the minister responsible for northern development, energy and Indigenous Affairs.

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